When you’re in the process of deciding whether a breast augmentation—also known as a “boob job”—is the right choice for you, it’s always a good idea to think beyond the present moment. Right now, you’d give anything to have fuller, perkier, natural-looking breasts. However, do you have goals or aspirations that may affect your implants in the future?
Some women who undergo breast augmentation in Fort Worth are hoping to become mothers at some point in their lives—or already have a child, but are open to the idea of having more. Pregnancy is known for changing breasts, so it’s only natural to wonder if those effects are still possible once you’ve had a boob job. Could you get breast implants, love the results, and then see them ruined after pregnancy?
How Will Pregnancy Affect My Boob Job?
Once you get pregnant, your body is flooded with all sorts of hormones. Those hormones stimulate your milk glands and milk ducts, and your breasts begin to grow to accommodate all of the incoming milk. That growth expands and stretches the skin on your breasts.
After you’ve given birth and finished breastfeeding, the stretched skin will try to go back to normal, and the breast tissue volume will diminish a bit. How your breasts respond in this situation will depend on how much your breasts stretched and how much existing breast tissue you have. The good news is that women with breast implants tend to experience changes that are not drastic because the implant maintains volume in the breast and doesn’t alter during pregnancy.
Some women with breast implants will find that their skin is sagging a bit more around the implant. This does not happen to every woman, but it can usually be fixed with a breast lift. Every woman is different, but in most cases, pregnancy will not have a major effect on a boob job.
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Will I Be Able to Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?
Another common concern Dr. Max hears in his Fort Worth office is from women who are afraid they won’t be able to breastfeed after undergoing a breast augmentation. There’s no need to worry, though. Many women who get implants are still completely capable of breastfeeding their newborn babies. Implants are placed under the breast gland and don’t disrupt the milk ducts at all.
Remember, though, that some women are not able to breastfeed for any number of reasons—it’s far more common than you may think—so there’s still a chance that breastfeeding won’t be an option for you after a boob job.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery in Fort Worth
You deserve to have breasts that make you feel more confident in your skin. Whatever your reasons are for considering a boob job, be sure to meet with an experienced plastic surgeon beforehand to learn more. When you have your consultation with Dr. Max at MP Plastic Surgery, you’ll be able to ask questions, voice your concerns, and get a clearer picture of how you could benefit from breast implants.
Contact the Fort Worth office of MP Plastic Surgery today by calling (817) 529-9199.